OKU - Osaka Kyoiku University -

IC - International Center

Daily Life


Osaka Kyoiku University International Student Dormitory is located in the northeast corner of Kashiwara campus and is contiguous to the Japanese student dormitories. Living quarters consist of 40 single rooms only. As a general rule, rooms on the 1st (7 rooms) and the 2nd floor (11 rooms) are for male students, and those on the 3rd and 4th floor (11 rooms each) for female students. The area of each room is 12 square meters. An airconditioner, washstand, toilet, bed, chair, desk, bookshelf, wardrobe, locker, refridgerator, and other furnishings are provided in each room.Note, however, that due to the increasing number of international students, admittance to the International Students dormitory cannot be guaranteed.

Application Period Around February for April Occupation, around July for October Occupation
Occupation Period One year
Room Fees 5,900 yen/month (gas and electricity expenses not included - actual monthly expenses are usually around 12,000 yen/month)
Address 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582, Japan

Medical Security System

International students who stay in Japan more than one year must apply to join the National Health Insurance scheme. If you notify that your income is zero you will be entitled to a 60% reduction from the usual amount, which will make the cost around 20,000 yen per year. Using the National Health Insurance and the Medical Fee Reimbursement System for International Students together, you will be reimbursed 94% of the medical fee for general treatment. Therefore, even if you have to go to hospital, the amount that you will have to pay by yourself remains at 6%.

Student Accident Insurance is applicable to injury resulting from an accident or injury incurred during the course of regular course work, official programs, or extracurricular activities. Simultaneously, you are requested to join the newly established Student Indemnity Insurance, which was started from 2000 to assist students having to pay indemnities for accidents they caused. Insurance fees are 1,350 yen/1 year, 2,500 yen/2 years, 3,700 yen/3 years, 4,800 yen/4 years.

Living Expenses

As a general rule, living expenses in Japan tend to be much higher than in most other countries in the world. Here is an approximate calculation of what amount of money you can expect to spend each month:

Item Approximate Cost/ Month
Rent 40,000 - 60,000 yen
Food 25,000 - 35,000 yen
Transpotation 3,000 - 10,000 yen
Textbooks, other study costs 2,000 - 10,000 yen
Clothing, Entertainment etc. 15,000 - 25,000 yen
Other Expenses 5,000 - 10,000 yen
Total 90,000 - 150,000 yen

Part-time Work

International Students at Osaka Kyoiku University are allowed to work part-time by the following regulations: Before engaging in part-time work, you must consult your academic advisor and the International Student Section and must receive permission from the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau. The maximum number of working hours for regularly qualified students (undergraduate/graduate students) is 28 hours per week (distribution per day unspecified) during semester periods and 8 hours per day during school holidays. For non-regular students (Research Students, Exchange Students etc.), the maximum number is 14 hours per week (distribution unspecified) during semester periods and 8 hours per day during school holidays.

OKU symbol Osaka Kyoiku University International Center Web Site
Address: 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582 Japan
Phone: +81-729-78-3299/3300 Fax: +81-729-78-3348
E-mail: isc@cc.osaka-kyoiku.ac.jp